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29 y.o. Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 and wounded 53 at the LGBT Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. He was shot dead by OPD officers after a 3-hour standoff. President Biden will declare the site a monument in the victims’ memory, a very touching and appropriate gesture.

Only a scant year later, 64 y.o. Stephen Paddock murdered 58 and wounded 867 with his hi-powered automatic and semi-automatic stash from high above a music festival in Vegas. He took his own life after eclipsing Mateen’s “record.”

These are the #1 and #2 mass shootings in our history. Both involved deadly assault rifles. So what has the country learned from all the ongoing gun mayhem? Well, I see a CA judge has lifted their ban on assault weapons. Right there is an example of what we’ve learned: not one damn thing. (Oh, and is that latest shooter in Austin still running around?)
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